In honor of Read Across America week I thought I’d focus on Seuss himself and share some of my favorite quotes from the good doctor.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I think this has to be my favorite one.
I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Theodor Seuss Geisel – (1904 – 1991)
This Friday I’ll be out in some of our local schools reading Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems.
If all goes well next year I’ll be reading Jupiter Chronicles.
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